Over the weekend, we celebrated my birthday (which is actually today) with a little getaway to San Diego, finishing with brunch at Monello. We brunch a lot around here and let me tell you, this was one of my all-time favorites. We started with Rossinis made with Strawberry Basil puree, Italian doughnuts and croissants stuffed with a pistachio custard that I can't stop thinking about. All of the main courses were pretty incredible but the brunch pizza is not to be missed. Think perfect crust, an addictive cheese sauce (yes, cheese sauce), spinach, crisp bacon, and two sunny side up eggs. If you find yourself in Little Italy, San Diego, Monello is definitely on our list of must visits.